Vertically integrated cannabis company Jushi Holdings Inc. (CSE:JUSH) (OTCQX:JUSHF) recently pre-announced its second-quarter 2021 financial results, with no signs of slowing down in its core states of Ilinois and Pennsylvania.
Cantor Fitzgerald’s Pablo Zuanic kept a ‘Neutral’ rating on Jushi’s stock but lowered the 12-month price target to $5.25 from $6.15 due to sectoral derating.
Q2 2021 Financial Highlights
A 15% sequential and 220% year-over-year growth in revenue to $47.7 million that the company reported in its latest earnings report was at the upper end of the guidance range, Zuanic noted, adding that it “is slightly ahead of the company’s underlying market growth.”
Adjusted EBITDA came in positive at $4.6 million, accounting for 9.6% of revenue, and according to the analyst, that was “not much improvement” from 7.1% in the prior quarter.
The company recently launched its 13th store in Pennsylvania, with additional stores slated to open by the year-end, which makes Jushi one of the companies with the largest retail footprints in the Keystone State. Moreover, the company expects to nearly double the square footage of its subsidiary’s grower-processor facility in Scranton to 110 000 square feet by the second quarter of 2022.
In Illinois, Jushi runs four stores, including two Sauget-based stores and two in the college town of Bloomington.
“PA and IL account for close to 80% of company guidance for FY21, with PA guided at $103million and IL at $75 million, taking the midpoint,” Zuanic disclosed.
In May, the company substantially strengthened its presence in Virginia by acquiring a 93,000 sq. ft. facility operated by its subsidiary, Dalitso LLC, for around $22 million. That deal also included almost nine acres of surrounding land in Prince William County, Virginia.
“While it is early days for the VA med program, the introduction of flower